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Table 1 Knowledge about health care-associated infections and control measures

From: Healthcare workers and health care-associated infections: knowledge, attitudes, and behavior in emergency departments in Italy

Number of question Questions (correct response) n %
Health care-associated infections that a healthcare worker can acquire from a patient
   B1b Hepatitis C (true) 289 94.1
   B1c Human Immunodeficiency Virus (true) 277 90.2
   B1h Tetanus (false) 264 86
   B1d Influenza (true) 189 61.6
   B1a Hepatitis B (true) 177 57.7
   B1i Tuberculosis (true) 122 39.7
   B1f Mumps (true) 43 14
   B1g Rubella (true) 43 14
   B1l Varicella (true) 40 13
   B1e Measles (true) 35 11.4
Health care-associated infections that a healthcare worker can transmit to a patient
   B2h Tetanus (false) 297 96.7
   B2d Influenza (true) 210 68.4
   B2b Hepatitis C (true) 95 30.9
   B2c Human Immunodeficiency Virus (true) 74 24.1
   B2i Tuberculosis (true) 48 15.6
   B2a Hepatitis B (true) 45 14.7
   B2f Mumps (true) 17 5.5
   B2l Varicella (true) 16 5.2
   B2e Measles (true) 14 4.6
   B2g Rubella (true) 14 4.6
Control measures
   B6 Wearing gloves, mask, and protective eyewear (true) 289 94.1
   B4 Hands hygiene measures after removing gloves (true) 281 91.5
   B5 Changing mask before going to another patient (true) 222 72.3
Risk factors
   B7 Invasive procedures (true) 281 91.5
   B8 HCWs' hands are vehicle for transmission of nosocomial pathogens (true) 275 89.6
  1. HCW = Healthcare worker